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Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

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Anticipating picnic season and backyard cookouts, these pulled chicken sandwiches are low on prep and loaded with big flavors—tangy, sweet, and spicy go especially well with soft buns and crunchy slaw. Think tender chicken tossed in the easiest barbecue sauce you’ll ever make.
  • Spicy
  • Stovetop Only
Serving size
2servings
Prep & cook time
minutes
Cooking Skill
easy
By Chef Elana

By Chef Elana

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • garlic
    • 1 clove
    • garlic
  • ground cayenne pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon
    • ground cayenne pepper
  • chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon
    • chili powder
  • ground coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon
    • ground coriander
  • ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon
    • ground cumin
  • ketchup
    • 1/2 cup
    • ketchup
  • soy sauce
    • 2 packets
    • soy sauce
  • light brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons
    • light brown sugar
  • apple cider vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons
    • apple cider vinegar
  • whole-grain mustard
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons
    • whole-grain mustard
  • mayonnaise
    • 1/4 cup
    • mayonnaise
  • Chobani nonfat Greek yogurt
    • 1/4 cup
    • Chobani nonfat Greek yogurt
  • celery seed
    • 1/2 teaspoon
    • celery seed
  • shredded green cabbage
    • 1 1/2 cup
    • shredded green cabbage
  • shredded red cabbage
    • 1 1/2 cup
    • shredded red cabbage
  • shredded carrots
    • 1 cup
    • shredded carrots
  • hamburger buns
    • 2
    • hamburger buns

What You’ll Need

  • 12" large nonstick pan
  • 8" medium pot

Cooking Steps

  1. Sear Chicken

    Sear Chicken

    Heat ½ tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towel. Season all over with ½ teaspoon kosher salt and pepper as desired. When oil is shimmering, add chicken to pan and sear until cooked through and no longer pink, about 6 minutes per side. Remove from pan and using 2 forks or tongs, shred into bite-size pieces.
  2. Sauté Aromatics

    Sauté Aromatics

    While chicken sears, mince garlic. Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a medium pot over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add spice mix and garlic and sauté, stirring, until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Simmer Barbecue Sauce

    Simmer Barbecue Sauce

    Add ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, and ½ of apple cider vinegar to pot with aromatics over medium heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until thickened, 2-3 minutes. Remove pot from heat. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Stir in shredded chicken.
  4. Make Dressing

    Make Dressing

    While barbecue sauce simmers, whisk together mustard, mayonnaise, Chobani yogurt, celery seed, and remaining apple cider vinegar. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Make Slaw

    Make Slaw

    Add green cabbage, red cabbage, and carrots to bowl with dressing and stir to coat. Taste and add more salt and pepper as needed. Halve buns crosswise. Wipe pan from chicken clean and add buns cut-side down to pan. Toast until light golden, about 2 minutes.
  6. Plate Sandwiches

    Plate Sandwiches

    Top bun bottoms with chicken and about 2 tablespoons slaw. Finish with bun tops. Enjoy sandwiches with remaining slaw alongside. Utensils optional.
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